33 – THE THUN HEXAGRAM

Lingam of Earth

Thun


THUN: A retirement. Though thy force be spent.
Adroit withdrawal masters the event!


Peril! Withdraw! Keep still - though tail yet show.
Hold fast thy purpose subtly, even so.
Gracious to them that bind thee; hate their ire;
maugre their will, the great have wit to retire.
Retreat in order - even the gods admire.
Retreat with dignity - rekindle fire.

34 – THE TA KWANG HEXAGRAM

Fire of Lingam

Ta Kwang


TA KWANG: Great strength. Be firm and self-reliant;
But - tyrannous to use it like a giant!


Plant firm thy feet, but dare not yet to move!
Thy firm correctness exercise and prove.
Fences entangle rams who blindly shove.
Strength fails to force some gates that yield to love.
Thine purpose gained, relax - nor tax thine heart so;
Once tangled, the best chance is - to know thou art so!

35 – THE ZIN HEXAGRAM

Sun of Yoni

Zin


ZIN: To advance - when thou hast won folk ease,
thy lord shall give thee gifts and dignities.


Firm, patient and great hearted, wait thy day!
Move with regret - the royal mother's way!
Confidence thus begotten - why delay?
Advance by stealth; the marmot guide thee yet;
Woo not success; the games's the game to play.
Use power with caution or beware regret!

36 – THE MING HEXAGRAM

Yoni of Sun

Ming


MING: Intelligence sore hurt; reflect
on the position rigidly correct.


Hurt? Droop thy wings and fast, while critics leaguer.
A horse may save one wounded in the thigh.
Thy great foe taken, be thou not over eager!
Escape from night by mind's propriety.
Think how the court of Ki met destiny.
At last earth swallows him that trod the sky.

37 – THE KIA ZAN HEXAGRAM

Air of Sun

Kia Zan


KIA ZAN: The household: This right rule's its base!
The wife be firm, correct, in her own place.


First, proper law's the necessary thing.
House keeper, keep the house with modesty!
Be stern for idleness and chattering.
Thus fortune helps enrich the family.
All share the luck of the high handed king.
Sincere, majestic, the end's glittering.

38 – THE KHWEI HEXAGRAM

Sun of Water

Khwei


KHWEI: All's disunion, mother of distress;
But in small matters there may be success.


Lost steeds return; bad men may yet take thy way;
Thy lord may chance to meet thee - in the byway.
Baffled and punished? Bide time's amnesty.
Alone and disunion? Friends on highway
Joined with thy minister thy course is free.
Pigs? Ghosts? Foes? Nay! Go forward on the skyway.

39 – THE KIEN HEXAGRAM

Moon of Earth

Kien


KIEN: Incompetence and lameness; time
for the great man to aid thee in the climb.


Advance adds trouble; stillness aids thee now.
Keep struggling with no self to mar thy vow.
Advance not; seek again thine ancient clan!
Advance not; be with those united thou.
Struggle! Friends come to prosecute thy plan.
Advance not! Wait for aid from the great man!

40 – THE KIEH HEXAGRAM

Fire of Moon

Kieh


KIEH: Loosing; if all's won, return and rest.
If partial gain, quick action will be best.


Begin to loosen - Straight and clear the way.
Rid fields of foxes; fill the golden quiver.
Beggars on horseback tempt the brigand's play.
Stand not to oppose the friends come to deliver.
Remove all wrong; then all men own thy sway.
The prince the falcon on the wall shall slay.

 

 

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